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of the united states military is we grow and develop people. i mean i've had dozens of these interviews with people, okay, you're getting a few job. this is turning over a new leaf. this is a time to go get it. we've seen people turn their lives around. this is one of the great things about our institution. so clearly these are issues that the policymakers have to come to grips with. our task was put the spotlight on policies, weaknesses, gaps, that's what we have tried to do. i do believe there may be places where barriers should be retained in some way. >> and maybe for some. >> for some purpose. >> maybe promotions or -- >> exactly. >> whether it's a security issue. >> exactly. but what i'm suggesting is that people who are responsible for these policy decisions know what the vital dots look like. they know where they come from. as i -- the report said and in my earlier testimony, the time has passed for us to be having the turf wars on who owns the information. >> i couldn't agree with you more. this is a major challenge for all of us in the senate and house and committee and being
of drugs, the purchasing of drugs in the united states and western europe. until we deal with the current until we deal with the current -- the issue of consumption, we h supply. many believe that mexico is fighting the u.s. problem. drugs are still reaching the u.s. market. guest: if we don't participate, it creates a griddle next national security issue? guest: we need to participate but there are many things united states could do like to deal with the flow of arms out of most mexicans are being killed by weapons exporter from the united states. where is all the money going? why can we open a bank accounts and find out where the money from this terrible curse is actually going? host: is it your view that drug consumption has bite in the last few years? guest: very much so. we have a much wider variety of stuff that people can buy, unfortunately. host: first up is syracuse on and democrats . caller: 01 to ask about haiti and the bill clinton policy and that record -- i wanted to ask about haiti and the bill clinton policy in that regard. there's an issue about the phone company privatiz
the politics of this in the united states are going to force this administration to draw down substantially before 2012. one thing i think is certain, we certainly will not have achieved lasting security change, if that's the case. what i do think is this, i think that by mid 2011, we will have a pretty good idea whether or not this strategy, the mcchrystal strategy, the obama strategy, has a chance of succeeding. if by the middle of 2011, which will be 12 months after we've gotten all of the forces or at least most of the forces in the theater, we've ramped up civilian advisers to around 1,000 or so at beginning of 2009 we've begun working regional diplomacy. if by mid 2011 we don't see any sign of change, then we've learned something. the patient was dead. president obama inherited a dead patient on the table. and we cannot rebuild the avenue -- afghan state. if that's the case, we're in a difficult situation. there's no simple, let's say let's all come home. pretend it's not a problem. more will probably not be the answer. staying on indefinitely will not be the answer. and quitting will
that a nigerian was being prepared for attacks in the united states on the homeland. my understanding is the least one of those intersects i think there were several specifically mentioned umar farouk abdulmutallab, the first two names. if you put it together with the fact this suspect's own father and not just anyone off the street as it has been stated by some in the intelligence community but a respected nigerian banker went physically to the embassy and talked to not one agency but to, the department and central intelligence agency and wasn't in missing person report. he said he was conservative his son, he's in yemen, and the nsa intercepted background. follow those meetings with written communications and telephone calls. we know that yemen is a hotbed of terrorism. apparently intelligence community didn't receive a possibility al qaeda and the arab peninsula might attack the homeland which is the story is another failure of imagination and it seems al qaeda is fixation on aviation system all of it seems to me not just in retrospect but before the effect of to have been enough to put on high
to be a sustained policy after the first action, does the united states then support future actions or does it say never again, that this cannot occur again? all the while dealing with the aftermath of then is really strike and the implications that entail. finally, if this does not come to pass, and iran, diplomacy does not work in israel does not strike then we are going to be focusing a large part of the coming year and afterwards on confidence-building and reassurance among our allies as we try to build a containment regime to deal with nuclear iran. i would raise the question one of the main challenges we will face in confidence building is how to convince the allies that a country that was unable to prevent iran from achieving the outcome we defined as unacceptable, that is acquiring nuclear weapons, will also be able to have the willpower and resolve to deter nuclear iran and we will face challenges in our theater engagement strategy and trying to build a containment architecture to do with nuclear iran if that comes to pass. just a couple of quick comments about the whole issue of strategi
of those who have been arrested, engaged in or having committed terrorist acts in the united states in the last month were in communication with persons on the internet. they never met the necessarily in person but they were highly influenced by their messaging. i gave a speech about a week ago really defending strongly internet freedom but i also pointed out that the internet is a neutral tool, and increasingly we are having to face, whether it is the u.s., u.k. or yemen, the threats coming from beyond our borders that cannot be, as david said come up ginned on any event in a particular place. it is an accumulation of influences, and i think we have to look more thoughtfully at this and i think there is a role for the free media to play because we need a countermessage to young people, who for whatever reason, seek out these voices of the extremism, and i think that is something that governments need help in doing on both a technological basis and in terms of the media's narrative. >> we will definitely take another question but thank you very much indeed. [laughter] >> on tomorrow
to either accept or contain iran or something like that is going to happen and here's the united states saying we want to continue the bush policy saying iran has to stop. it is in richmond. so why not change the policy to say okay we will allow iran enriched uranium under these terms and inspection and so on or otherwise we are setting ourselves up for failure and that is why i think it is wrong to make a test because if you need to test something you can't achieve of course you are going to get an f. >> i believe you can achieve something. i don't agree with that narrative and i don't believe the scenario with iran is automatically one that depends on complete -- >> what is achievable? >> what is achievable is changing the environment around iran was within the middle east and other great states like india, china and russia to essentially both running room to spread its influence through transnational networks also closed on other opportunities but then to offer what i think obama wanted to which was a constructive course, i am not a believer in that kind of hillary clinton's style of
of the united states, i voted for president obama last year and i'm very disappointed with the way this whole health care issue has been going on. first of all we need to have an open-door policy where we are making such decisions because it affects people now is making the decision but the rest of the united states public. and the way i see a senator brown defends the constitution of the united states and as a democrat, i'm going to be switching my vote when he decides to run for president. >> host: you are looking at a scene from earlier this evening, actually this is live coverage of the solution in the senator brown headquarters and we should you earlier the martha coakley headquarters where she conceded the race. president of, calling both the winner and martha coakley, the boston herald on its website and scott brown show up the hit one of the newspaper he did it. as scott brown rose to a win at boston herald donner, three by the way we will continue the conversation tomorrow morning on c-span washington journal with amy walters who will be joining to give her perspective, and michael o
was the ultimate threat to the united states was when the worst weapons fell into the hands of the worst people. that led congress to create our commission to evaluate what is our level of preparation to avoid the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, particularly into the hands of terrorists. so it was appropriate that we started the day by giving back to the beginnings of this effort with families 9/11. our report on today comes eight years after 9/11. it comes one year after the publication of the report which was entitled world at risk, purposefully titled to indicate this is not one nation's problem, this is a global problem because it is the earth which is at risk, and one month after the failed attempt at an aviation bombing on christmas day there is some good news. the good news is particularly in the area of nuclear terrorism that the trend lines here seem to be running in the right direction. president obama has taken major steps to revitalize the non-proliferation regime and to encourage needed international cooperation. he's committed significant time and energy and resource
of friends, but there would be an african- american running for president of the united states, that there would be a woman running for the presidency, that there would be a jewish museum in new york that had such a place of prominence, and that people of all faiths are coming to in humility and appreciation. for me, the relationship between fayed and social justice -- faith and social justice hinges on imaginationfaonith -- on imagination. faith this may be reality. it is a cheap. with work, with struggle, but it begins with vision. i think this is why it is the first four words of martin luther king's famous speech that resonate mostly with us. i have a dream. it is that ability first to be able to say that the reality that we are living in -- and when we talk about social justice, we're not talking about simple change. it is not a question of changing one relationship or one wall. deeply affecting the social structures, economic structures, all that at all different levels and regulations, municipalities, counties, laws, how many changes had to happen in society 40 years it
. there is a joint effort going on between the united states and the vietnamese government. to date in terms of resources dedicated by the united states on this effort roughly $4 million. just recently announced the contracting of 1.7 million, 1.69 to be more precise for the construction of a secured landfill. now i've been to the facility, and what has been done to date is effectively a containment effort. a way of trying to limit public access to contaminated soil, water, lakes, ponds as well as the creation of a catchment area to catching water that would be contaminated with dioxin so that does not spread further in the ecosystem. but this has now created a new situation which is say having contained the problem they are moving to clean up, and they're at least the last i heard is the question was do you just try to clean it up right away or basically move the contaminated soil out of the area and find a way of cleaning it up later. appears to have chosen to do the latter. that is to say move it to an area in a secure landfill and then find a way of trying to remove the dioxin from the e
of what passed united states senate. the number may go higher, we simply don't know. more on that in the moment. one of my democrat colleagues spoke out in a post bill in the house of representatives, i quoted. during the florida debate. he said the last thing you do in a recession is raise taxes and that's what this bill does. in the midst of the worse recession in 25 years just makes no sense. and yet, it's at the very center of this bill. and millions of americans will actually also lose the health insurance that they currently have. if this bill were to become law. one of the assurances the president has given the american people is if you like the insurance you have you can keep it. well, apparently administration wasn't talking about medicare advantage when they referred that. the bills in the house and senate include massive cuts in the medicare advantage program. and so people that have med can care advantage have vin vative new private insurance available for million office seniors and me digap policy. but also recognizing that the business of creating the massi
in the united states to have a 98% chance of success and no cancer at five years, whereas in england where they have the socialized medicine that some of our friends across the aisle are trying to drive us to, they have about 20% less success and about 20% more die of cancer. they don't need to, if you let them have the mammograms when they need it. and those are the kind of things they need to come out. people need to know those. i yield back to my friend from iowa. mr. king: reclaiming my time. i thank the judge from texas. on the transparency side of this discussion, too, to broaden that out, madam speaker, when i addressed transparency, i'm speaking of two things. one is transparency in the negotiations, so everything is out there in sight in, and the other is transparency -- sunlight, and the other is transparency in billing so people know what's being paid for in health care services. but the part about negotiations that's so important, if they took place on c-span, out in the open, out in the light of day, if it is a big negotiating table that's there and your income's -- and here c
united states senator. >> [cheering] >[ chanting "41"] >> everyday i hold this office, i will give that is all inmates to serve you well and make you proud. -- all in me to serve you well and make you proud. i will never -- thank you. while the honor is mine, the senate seat belongs to no one person or political party. as i have said before, this is the people's seat. >> [chatning "people's seat"] >> thank you very much. i spoke to the center. he has completed his work as the senator. i spoke to him. he is very gracious. he welcomes me as soon as i can get there. i want to thank him from the bottom of my heart. >> [chanting indiscriminately] >> i want to thank him very much. the people have filled the office themselves. i am ready to go to washington without delay. i also want to thank martha coakley. the contest is behind this and now we can come together. thank you. this special collection came about because we want -- we lost someone very dear to massachusetts and america. senator kennedy was a tireless worker and servant. he is a force like no other in this state. the first cal
consortium approve the drug and it is approved in the united states but-- reports they are not recommend so to things really, with you look into this personally and see what you can do and also what we'd do-- whenever that might be to make sure the inequalities in the health system largesse? >> i appreciate what you are saying. rheumatoid arthritis is a very unfortunate condition for people to have and people are looking rightly for the best years in the best treatments that is possible for it. when a new drug comes know, people want to know if it is available to them as quickly as possible so we have changed the rules, which is the organization that confirms that the drug can be given to the national health service, so that they are obliged to move forward with the drugs that are recognized as quickly as possible. .. about the future of the service that every individual has the guarantee achievement available and i think once people know these things are available to them there will be reduction as a result of that. yes? >> primm minister, david stringer from the associated press. on afgha
in a matter in hindsight negative have raised concerns about his allegiance to the united states and possibly prompted action by his supervisors. his statement that the sharia law a trumped the constitution, his religious discussions with patients and his presentation to his colleagues that equated suicide bombers to service membered who died for this nation. what substantive evidence to your review turn up regarding major hassan's actions or statements the gate or should have given his supervisors any indication of his radicalization to what degree did the three instances i cited in my opening to this question i arouse concern by major hassan's supervisors about the appropriateness of such statements or actions and what was done with regard to those concerns? and what policies, practices, and procedures limited or blocked the ability of major hassan's supervisors to appropriately assess his developing radicalization? and then i am concerned if political correctness was involved here and if the need for psychiatrists maybe beat us overlook some things. those are kind of my major concerns. >>
the region. this is a concerted united states effort. >> last question. >> we are all being as this by our editors. how many u.s. ground troops are in haiti now? how many do you expect by the weekend? >> right now there are 2000. let me make sure this number. 2676 u.s. military personnel on the ground in haiti. there is a little bit more than that if you but get the 22nd. they are not sure all the time. by the weekend, we expect to have 4600 personnel on the ground. >> does that include the 24th? >> no, that does not include the 24th. they will be arriving the next day. we are still looking at where the specific requirements are that we need. the security environment is calm, remained stable. we are giving assistance to other parts. we were not sure what the demand is going to be. we are still evaluating the situation. we are seeing what kind of capability we are going to really neat. they do bring increased capability. they give us an increased capacity to move humanitarian supplies. >> you said they will becoming the next day. what day is that? >> that is on sunday. >> can you say how ma
been a central consideration for the united states. even though our focus on the region has been in during, this is an inappropriate time for us to reflect on what has changed, as well as -- this is an appropriate time for us to reflect on what has changed. at the same time, it is a cautionary tale. the divergent paths persued by north and south korea. nations that are fully engaged in that respect the fundamental rights of their citizens prosper and progress. those that choose isolation and oppression do not. i do not need to remind this distinguished group of the remarkable story of south korea's achievement over the last 60 years. from the ravages of war, poverty, and early years of authoritarian government, south korea emerged as a vibrant, democratic, increasingly proper suit -- prosperous country. from its membership to its upcoming role as the host of g- 20, it has taken its place as one of the core players in the global economy. from its and the piracy -- anti- piracy, it has moved to consumer security to provider of security. turning its back on the globalize world and t
. -- pivot by the president at the podium. where is it? the president of the united states came to congress and after offering a not to focusing on jobs, he renewed his embrace of the failed economic policies, calling for one more stimulus bill built on the same failed policies of the bus stimulus bill. then the president nodded in the way of fiscal discipline. house republicans welcomed the call to put our fiscal house in order. putting off to tomorrow with the spending freeze that begins in 2011 does not represent the urgency in the concern a priority that the american people want to place on fiscal discipline and getting runaway federal spending under control. after this, then we heard the president embraced the same old same old. they endorsed a national energy tax that will crush jobs in this country. it is all in the name of climate change. the president even argued in favor of the failed economic stimulus plan of us share. -- of last year. we welcome creature dialogue and bipartisanship. we were pleased to invite the presence of the night stays to our house conference. we were gratef
, that would mean hundreds of thousands of jobs here in the united states. five percent -- maybe a million jobs, well-paying jobs. so we're going to have to pry those markets open. intellectual property is part of that process. all right, great question. it's a woman's turn now. you guys just put down your hands. oh, okay, well, this young lady right in front. we've got a microphone over here. you know, i would give it to you if i could reach, but -- go ahead. >> i introduce myself. i'm 83 years old. i know i don't look it. >> you don't. you don't. you look great. >> thank you. i'm very concerned about social security. i think there's a few here who are probably living on that or supplementing that. i understand that congress has given themselves a raise but has denied us cola for possibly the next three years. at the time of the h1n1 thing, people over 65 were not given the right to have the shot. the right to have the shot. for some reason or other this what can we do about it? >> let me address all three of your issues. first, how do we make sure that social security is sustainable over the
and responsibility to the indian nations. in november, the president of the united states was here in this place hosting a white house travel nations with more than 400 leaders of the federal derecognized tribes in america appear i. we're working with law enforcement in indian country. with the department of education to improve the 83 schools that serve the 44,000 children over which we have responsibility to provide an education. after 13 long years of litigation strangling this department, we have reached a settlement in litigation and nobody thought we could do it. [applause] on the energy front, we have been hard at work to change how we do business and build a comprehensive energy plan for the country. in the last year, we have offered new areas for oil and gas development, but we have instituted reforms to ensure that we're offering leases in the right places and in the right way. importantly, we have opened a new energy frontier on america's lands and oceans that will help power are clean energy economy into the future. for the first time ever, a responsibly -- an environmentally respons
. bob mcdonnell. the sergeant at arms: madam speaker, the president of the united states. the president: thank you, thank you, thank you. the speaker: members of congress i have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the united states. the president: thank you, thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. please. madam speaker, vice president biden, memberses of -- members of congress distinguished guests and fellow americans our constitution declares that from time to time the president shall give to congress information about the state of our union. for 220 years our leaders have fulfilled this duty. they've done so during periods of prosperity and trank quilt and they've done so in the midst of war and depression in moments of great strife and great struggle. it's it's tempting to look back on these moments and assume that our progress was inevitable that america was always destin
of prescreening international air travel passengers in the united states. passenger name records 72 hours before a flight is to depart, -- customs and border protection currently does not receive important identifying information about passengers on a u.s. bound flight said they began the check in process in some cases not until 30 minutes before the airplane door closes. also, although we are checking the no-fly and selectee list in real time, we are not running b seven relocations in real time. once the airplanes door closes and they receive that a batch of passenger information, officials from what we call the national target system beginning more in-depth analysis of the people on the flight to determine who may acquire -- require additional attention once land -- once they land. that analysis led them to uncover the father's concern about the man on the detroit flight. its secondary inspection once he landed in detroit. i wanted to ask you whether waiting until the airplanes doors close is too late and whether we need to thoroughly screened each flight passenger manifest list against all of
and secondly have a question about the constitution of the united states. first, the state. as an independent voter i think the people in massachusetts are going to vote for the person that represented their voice. i know in massachusetts we feel this health care bill is a violation of our state rights. now we live in a society where naturally we are not going to leave somebody to die on the streets. but unfortunately the hospitals and institutions are carrying the bill. >> host: david but we ask a couple of questions. you are an independent voter. who have you voted for in past elections in massachusetts? >> guest: i voted for john kerry. i voted in the presidential election might vote for john mccain. i voted for mitt romney as governor. i have voted for senator kennedy. it doesn't matter your political party. it matters who you are as an individual and how outspoken you are as an individual and are you going to represent my voice as an individual. >> host: based on that, martha coakley and scott brough will you vote for? >> guest: >> caller: basically scott brown for the stand on the bil a
to close down. you want to be the governor of the state. you want to be the united states senator. what are you going to do to fix it? don't tell me that you are going to give me at program or this or that. let's be creative in our process. what i think the republican leadership has been trying to do is get those issues in front of the people to show this is what we think a better alternative is. i think that's where people want to see the debate come down. what are our choices? what do you republicans stand for on health care? what are you going to do? i will go check off the list that members of congress propose or whatever. what i realize is a lot of it was they didn't know. we need to educate, we need to inform, we need to be out there in the community sharing the messages. but not doing it in the context that randal discussed, where you are doing hot rhetoric, making a lot of noise as james brown said. but really focuses on what people are trying to do. that's what chris and bob mcdonnell did. they talked to them about the issues that think were concerned about. people responded. >
there are 2800 active investigations around the united states on the federal level just of mortgage fraud. obviously we see a snapshot. we see that the point we have investigation going. last year there was some are in the range of 65 to 70,000 sars suspicious activity and of and that is the very beginning of the investigation. so it is obviously widespread and all we can do, what we do is we perceive it throughout the country, we pursue either criminally or if they are not criminal cases pursue them civilly as well. >> for purposes of this investigation it would be useful to know things like of those on many turned in prosecutions of those prosecutions, how many mortgages are involved. by region we know what the origination look like. if you could share with this information you have available so the magnitude of the problem is documented. that would be very useful. >> i look forward to that. with respect to the other members of the panel, this is the happiest day of my life and i want to thank you for resolving forever whether short sellers run the world, and how much more to market acc
targets in yemen and the united states as well. we had information that this group was working with an individual who was known -- who we now know was the individual involved in the christmas attack. the u.s. government had sufficient information to uncover this plot and disrupt the christmas day attack. our intelligence committee failed to connect the dots which would have placed the suspect on a no-fly list. it was not a failure to collect intelligence but to understand the intelligence we already had. the information was there. the agencies who needed it had access to it. they need to bring it all together. i will accept that intelligent is imperfect by its nature. it is clear that intelligence was thoughtful and analyzed for fully leverage. that is not acceptable. i will not tolerate that. we have learned that quickly piecing together information and taking swift action is critical to staying one step ahead of a nimble adversary. we have to do better and we will do better. we have to do it quickly. american lives are on the line. of what our initial reviews completed this w
share the meeting. our story will open with a steadfast between the united states and the japanese navy over aquatica now in the solomon islands. we find ourselves in the southwest pacific in 1942 through 1944. in many of these battles, the japanese gave as good as they got. the new tactics had to be developed to defeat the powerful japanese navy. mander arleigh burke suddenly became to national fame during his service of battles with his destroyer squadron named them the little beavers. he loved the little beavers. he always loved those favors untracked sailors and that's why the lone star sailor down on involving avenue symbolizes that let that he has for sailors. burke was an aggressive combat leader. his standing orders were to attack an enemy contact without orders from the task force commander. in the battle empress augusta bay and cape st. george, he emulated among all people the strategy to defeat hannibal in the second punic war. here's how he described it to himself. the plan was based on hitting the enemy with one set of surprises after another. this is accomplished by turnin
as the infrastructure within the united states? >> can you address the gentleman's question? this sounds like a link between the green economy and bring jobs and the stimulus as well. >> the infrastructure side, going back to the fact that the population is moving into the cities, what we will see is that there will be a lot of i.t. and telecommunications along the value change for design and infrastructure within the built environment. i think that is where there's going to be a lot of pickup coming in the future. if we just work on -- in new york city, we haven't believe the pilot program -- we have an lled pilot program just to show that it can work. it is there to help decrease traffic accidents. you can come up with the policies necessary to drive the investments and then we can scale that kind of technology and the pace of change that we need. >> the stimulus passed by president obama included $80 billion in new energy technology. it focuses on wheeatherization, building technology that emmy was talking about, and building the smart grid. those are what we call green collar jobs. you get peopl
industry in state and local officials to make driving in the united states is the safest in the world. one of the greatest threats on the road today is distracted driving. anyone using a cell phone a texting while driving or taking their eyes off the road for even a second is a menace to others. we are working hard to raise awareness about this problem and take direct actions to combat it. our research shows in 2008 nearly 6,000 people died in crashes involving a distracted or inattentive driver and more than half a million were injured. that is unacceptable. we are greiling kurds to see this year's roadmap now includes destructed driving for the first time is one of its key measures of traffic safety for each state. let me highlight howie atia tr addressing this problem. first for presidential action. through executive order on september 30th president obama directed federal employees not to engage in texting while driving a government owned vehicles when using government supplied electronic equipment or while driving privately owned vehicles on official government business. the departmen
. in particular, i believe it is the duty of this body that is the united states senate, to hold accountable those regulators whose oversight of our financial institution and markets helped produce the greatest economic crisis this country has experienced in some 80 years. madam president, because the federal reserve, during chairman bernanke's term failed to take the steps to ensure that our financial institutions were properly regulated and would not need federal bailout to survive, i do not believe that mr. bernanke should be confirmed for another term. prior to the recent financial crisis, as a member of the board of governors, bernanke enacted policies that contributed to excessive risk-taking. subsequently, as board chairman, he ignored or downplayed the serious emerging risk. he failed to use regulatory authority available to the sides to prevent housing speculation and unfounded and in practices, often misjudged the nature of problems and markets, contributed to market turbulence by appearing to act inconsistently and in an ad hoc manner. he failed to ensure transparency of actions and bas
of the things leaders do, and good officers, at the heart of the united states military is we grow and develop people. the growth and development process sometimes takes counseling and sometimes takes instruction. and so part of what we are suggesting here, and it has to do with sharing information, what we found is that some information is maintained at level level and some information is maintained at a service-wide level. and leaders are the people who direct the kind of interchange with individuals to improve their performance. we use the term officer-ship in our report because we believe this is fundamental to the institution, and our recommendation is that the secretary of the army take a look at that. >> sir? >> the secretary said he did not necessarily want troops telling on each other but you want them to be concerned, but you really want them to be or the concerned. you want them to share within the chain of command? >> yes. >> you may have gone over this, but one can we expect to hear who and how many people will be reprimanded for the mistakes made? >> we are not going to give you
meyer's evidence when he talked about the assessment of opinion, and of went around the united states, not been terribly supportive of that frustration. i did not have the impression i must admit but i thought that was quite interesting. but i think -- we certainly -- it wasn't a question of trying to influence them, then influencing us, but we were aware that our communications had an impact on their positions and even more so i suppose their communications had an impact on knous to read to be fair to dan barletta and karen hughes and all the other people who were always very up for been told very, very frankly where sometimes their communications didn't help hours at all. so we did have those sorts of discussions. >> if we move to the actual production of the dossier the cells of the first time the issue of the dossier had come up? >> no. >> said there had been to papers prepared beforehand? there had been one prepared by the jic in march, 2002. [laughter] >> i don't know if he's watching [inaudible] >> there had been one prepared by the jic march of 2002; is that correct? >> march
the candidates for next week's election to the united states senate. this coming tuesday will be a crucial time here in massachusetts. voters will go to the poll and select a person who may well determine the outcome of the fight over health care legislation in washington at stake as well jobs, energy, the environment, abortion, war overseas. we have much to talk about tonight. moreover, the candidates in this election are seeking to fill a seat that is legendary in american politics. among its occupants have been john nance of the past from ted kennedy and his brother, john, to henry cabot lodge, charles sumner, daniel webster and john quincy adams. those are some shoes to fill. this debate is sponsored by the edward m. kennedy institute for the united states senate. we are gathered at the boston campus of the university of massachusetts, on whose land the kennedy institute will eventually be built. and in order determined by lottery, let me introduce the three candidates here with us. scott brown, the republican candidate is in his third term in the state senate, representing the norfolk bris
to work on the many matters that concern us. qatar is a friend and an ally of the united states and the partnership between our two countries is a model of the new beginning based on mutual respect and mutual interest that president obama called for in cairo. so today we not only discussed a wide range of important issues but also how to deepen and broaden our partnership. among the matters that we consulted on, the situation in yermen is -- yemen is a top concern, how can we work together and with others to stable idse yemen? -- stabilize in yemen, the instability in yemen is a threat to regional stability and even global stability. and we're working with can at that tar and others to -- qatar and others to think of the best way forward to try to deal with the security concerns and certainly we know that this is a difficult set of challenges but they have to be addressed. i also thanked the prime minister for qatar's efforts to facilitate an end to the crisis in darfur and to promote security and stability in the broader middle east as well as
honored to be considered to be the next united states senator for this great state. there is nothing more i would like to do that represent you. as i have done here. as a lieutenant colonel, i understand the terror. i think i can bring that expertise to washington and held. with regard to taxes, i have been fighting the battle. i have looked to cut and hold the line on taxes. it is happening in washington. washington is starting to act like massachusetts in that regard. i think we can do better. i can go down there and bring conversations back. as the 60th senator, debate will be cut off and that is not good for democracy. i hope i get the opportunity on january 19. i appreciate everyone being here and what you have done. >> thank you for moderating and thanks for coming out. this election a week from now is about the economy and about the future. this is about big government candidates against a small government canada. what you need to ask yourself is, scott will spend money on war. martha will spend money on health care. who do you want to spend your money? do you want the government t
met the gorgeous julia coop became a scientist and like me ended up in the united states. tonight really should be a celebration, not only me but of reporting. that is what my book is about. it is about what newspapers can achieve, not what an editor can achieve but what the reporters on the ground can achieve. that is why i am particularly honored tonight to have been bradley here who represents journalism at its best and many other excellent reporter's here. i am also glad of course that we are here which is a synthesis i think of remarkable quality about what's best is going on at the moment in because few people apart from me to really read the newspaper every day, and so provides that synthesist as well. celebrating reporting means actually, which all this feel what reporting is, news is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress. everything else is advertising. [laughter] and in fact of course everyone knows the truth of that. when i was writing this book, i did get lost. especially in these times when people are questioning brands, and what it might do. and, what i was able
and of the united states of america. i further swear that i am not the holder of any office of trust. under the government of the united states, any other state or any foreign state, which i am prohibited from holding. by the laws of the state of georgia, and that i am not the holder of any unaccounted for public money do this state or any political subdivision or authority thereof. i further swear that i will the pull in support the ethics code of the city of the land of. i further swissair that i have been a resident of the city of atlanta for the time required by the constitution laws of this state and the charter and ordinances of the city of the atlanta. i further swissair that i am otherwise qualified to hold set office according to the constitution, the laws of georgia and ordinances of the city of atlanta. so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. [applause] [applause] [applause] >> i love you back. [applause] >> well, to the members of the judiciary, to my council on the atlanta city council, to my colleagues come to my friend and the leader of council, president ceasa
cases to be accepted by the united states supreme court in their initial jurisdiction since we became a country. mine was on a case where south carolina was suing north carolina over the water. they were stealing our water, drinking too much of it, and the court accepted that as the 138th case in its original jurisdiction, which is a very big deal. that is not a case that has a trial. that is in an original jurisdiction. now, however, if an individual sues the federal government, or if an individual sues an officer of the government, that is someone who would be involved in providing these benefits or implementing the program, that could be done in and a u.s. district court, and probably the same for the state of south carolina or any other state suing someone, some officer, some federal officer, in their official capacity, not their individual capacity, who would be involved in implementing this program. it could be done in any district court in the united states. again, i emphasized by individual or by ice -- bought a stake. it is not unusual for attorneys general to join together o
to mexico. that's the north american free trade agreement that joined together canada, the united states and mexico into a trade zone. initially it did seem that some manufacturing was going to mexico, but a lot of those jobs in mexico actually ended up going to china and other parts of asia. i don't know. i guess it's argue ble -- argue -- arguable, those would have an impact on manufacturing in any case. and certainly technological change as factories become more automated they just use less workers. there are all sorts of arguments in that. host: minnesota, lynne, democrat. caller: my name is duane. host: are you from minnesota? caller: yes. how comes the government don't want people in poverty to get out of poverty? host: what does that mean, dwayne? caller: i'm a disabled veteran and live with my mother or my mother lives with me. if i make any money over -- basically if i make any money, they're going to cut my veteran pension completely. ok. i'm also on social security. ok. if i make over $800 a month they're going to cut my social security. so you can't make any money at all if y
and they are available throughout the united states now. one of the persons who was in that initial group of women, who was providing the services is disney's cochlea when cocciolone. she is the life service in here to tell us of the work that is available for you. [cheers and applause] >> good afternoon. thank you, nellie. god bless all of you for bringing this weather in these conditions. i welcome you to this event today as nellie. i am denise cocciolone, the national director of the national life center. wearing network of pregnancy services throughout the country. they're over 3500 such centers through the country read you need to be aware that if you are not already and make sure that the people in your community are aware of that. there's always been help for these women, even before roe v. wade, my office and woodbury, new jersey, is now observing its 40th year of service. forty years. we predate roe v. wade by 40 years so we knew there were problems afoot already. we knew there were people who were threatening life. we started our service in 1970. we are proud to still be able to be available
. over the past, and, i have managed for major pieces of legislation to the united states congress, served as chair of two major senate committees, placing me at the center of the two most important issues of our time -- healthcare and reform of financial services. i lost a beloved sister in july. in august, i lost ted kennedy. i battled cancer over the summer. in the middle of all of this, i found myself in the toughest political shape of my career. but to me be clear. i am very aware of my present political standing. as equally clear, that any certain predictions about a victory or defeat with a year from now would be absurd. strange as it may sound, i am not confident that i will be standing here today making this announcement if the situation had not occurred. none of these events are circumstances either individually or collectively it is my decision not to seek reelection. these challenges have given me pause to ask questions that too few of us ever do. why am i running? on a cold morning, i asked myself that very question bri. on december 24, christmas eve, the snow piled hi
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